Jim Carroll

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Here we go: Electric Picnic 2012 official line-up

Here’s the first set of runners and riders for this year’s Electric Picnic, which takes place at its usual digs in the middle of Stradbally, Co Laois from Friday August 31 to Sunday September 2: The Cure (as predicted by …

Thu, Mar 1, 2012, 12:11

   

Here’s the first set of runners and riders for this year’s Electric Picnic, which takes place at its usual digs in the middle of Stradbally, Co Laois from Friday August 31 to Sunday September 2:

The Cure (as predicted by OTR)
Sigur Ros
Elbow
Ed Sheeran
(told youse)
Grizzly Bear
Orbital
Christy Moore
(he’s back)
The Roots (awesome – saves us a trip to Sonar to see them)
Glen Hansard
The xx
(predicted that one too)
Metronomy (yes!)
The Horrors (oh yes!)
Azealia Banks (she’ll hopefully play for more than 20 minutes this time)
Roots Manuva
Bell X1
John Digweed
Staff Benda Bilili
(wow!)
Milagres
Alabama Shakes
(damn right)
Cranes
Little Roy
Hot Chip
Land Lovers
(go Land Lovers!)
Baxter Dury
Jonathan Wilson
(oh yes! Hopefully this will mean even more people will check out his amazing “Gentle Spirit” album)
Solar Bears
Fatoumata Diawara
Willis Earl Beal
(check him out pronto)
Lanterns on the Lake

As usual, there will be tons of more acts added to the bill before the gates open at the end of August.

UPDATE: we obviously meant to say “there will be tons of more acts added to the bill before the end of the day”. As noted below, site now lists The Killers, Bat For Lashes and Tindersticks.

Tickets: weekend tickets are €230 and Sunday day tickets are €99.50 (both plus TM trimmings) and go on sale tomorrow. You can also pay for tickets via installments on the EP HP plan. Anyone giving out about early bird tickets selling out conveniently just before the main batch of tickets go on sale should remember that (a) they’re called “early bird tickets” for a reason and (b) they went on sale last November.

Right, I’m now standing well back and letting youse have your say. Go!

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